Faculty of Science Summer Camps

2018 Registration Now Open

Click below to go to our registration system.  Please note: camp availability will be updated M-F between 8:15-4:15, thus some camps may sell out outside of these hours and will not be reflected as Full on the website until next business day. Thank you for understanding.

Please note: Registration for the following weeks is now closed: July 3-6, July 9-13, July 16-20, and July 23-27. Even if camps are not marked full we need to close registration in order have information sent out and camp lists prepared.

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Need to Know:

  • All camps are designed for campers entering the following grades in their next school year (Fall 2018).
  •  All full-day camps and combo camps are $275 for a 5 day week and $220 for a 4 day week. All half-day camps are $150 for a 5 day week and $120 for a 4 day week. Note: GST is added during pricing to these figures.
  • With our diverse range of camps, there is something for everyone. No experience required for any camps!
  • Please see our Information and Policies section for more information.
  • Our camp operating hours:
    • Full-Day: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
    • Morning Half-Day: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Afternoon Half-Day: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Campers have the option of registering in two half camps known as a combo camp for a full day experience. Space is limited within combo camps. Campers registered in combo camps will not need parents to be present at lunchtime transition.

2018 Science Summer Camp Offerings

 Faculty of Science Summer Camps

 Other Science Summer Programs

For your participants grade in their next school year (2018)

Going into Grades 1-2 (In Fall 2018)

Chemistry Minis *New* (Half-Day) (FULL)

Dates

Explore the wonderful world of science. Each day, you will discover the chemistry behind topics like colours, bubbles, water, food, and more. Participate in cool, hands-on activities and experiments, and see fascinating demonstrations.
*Can be combined with Nature or Space Minis

  1. July 3-6 (Morning) (FULL)
  2. July 9-13 (Morning) (FULL)
  3. July 23-27 (Morning) (FULL)
  4. Aug 7-10 (Morning) (FULL)

Cyber Minis (Half-Day)

Dates

Let your imagination run wild. In this introductory computer camp, you will be introduced to creative computing, problem-solving, robotics, video games, and much more.
*Can be combined with Minecraft Minis

  1. July 9-13 (Morning) (FULL)
  2. July 16-20 (Morning) (FULL)
  3. July 30-Aug 3 (Morning) (FULL)
  4. Aug 20-24 (Morning) (FULL)

Inventor Minis *New* (Half-Day)

Dates

Love to dream up crazy contraptions? In this camp, you will create cool inventions and discover the science behind how they work.
*Can be combined with Nature or Space Minis

  1. July 16-20 (Morning) (FULL)
  2. July 30-Aug 3 (Morning) (FULL)
  3. Aug 13-17 (Morning) (FULL)

Minecraft Minis (Half-Day)

Dates

Learn the basics of Minecraft on the computer, complete fun challenges, and work as a team to build your own world.
*Can be combined with Cyber Minis

  1. July 9-13 (Afternoon) (FULL)
  2. July 16-20 (Afternoon) (FULL)
  3. July 30-Aug 3 (Afternoon) (FULL)
  4. Aug 20-24 (Afternoon) (FULL)

Nature Minis (Half-Day)

Dates

Discover the world around you in this fun introductory nature camp. Learn about animals, plants, rocks, bugs, fossils, and more. Visit cool museums, and explore the outdoors with activities.
*Can be combined with Chemistry or Inventor Minis

  1. July 3-6 (Afternoon) (FULL)
  2. July 23-27 (Afternoon) (FULL)
  3. July 30-Aug 3 (Afternoon) (FULL)

Space Minis *New* (Half-Day)

Dates

Excited about space? Learn about constellations, the moon, our solar system, astronauts, rockets, and more. Visit our meteorite collection and observatory to see space science taking place in the Faculty of Science.
*Can be combined with Chemistry or Inventor Minis

  1. July 9-13 (Afternoon) (FULL)
  2. July 16-20 (Afternoon) (FULL)
  3. Aug 7-10 (Afternoon) (FULL)
  4. Aug 13-17 (Afternoon) (FULL)

Going into Grades 3-4 (In Fall 2018)

Cyber Juniors (Half-Day)

Dates

Solve technological challenges while learning computing fundamentals through problem-solving activities, computer animation, video game creation, and programming basics.
*Can be combined with Minecraft Juniors

  1. July 3-6 (Morning) (FULL)
  2. July 23-27 (Morning) (FULL)
  3. Aug 7-10 (Morning) (FULL)
  4. Aug 13-17(Morning) (FULL)

Minecraft Juniors (Half-Day)

Dates

Take the next steps with Minecraft. Learn more about the game, compete, and complete fun challenges with a group.
*Can be combined with Cyber Juniors

  1. July 3-6 (Afternoon) (FULL)
  2. July 23-27 (Afternoon) (FULL)
  3. Aug 7-10 (Afternoon) (FULL)
  4. Aug 13-17(Afternoon) (FULL)

Chemistry Juniors *New*

Dates

Discover all about different areas of chemistry through hands-on activities, experiments, and challenges. Visit a chemistry research lab and meet our chemists.

  1. July 23-27 (FULL)
  2. July 30-Aug 3 (FULL)
  3. Aug 13-17 (All Girls) (FULL)

Designing with Computers *All Girls*

Dates

Explore technology using computers to design art and graphics, create interactive programs, and animate on the computer. Solve puzzles, and experience the diverse world of computing.

  1. July 9-13
  2. July 30-Aug 3
  3. Aug 20-24

Dino Juniors

Dates

Did you know that Alberta is home to some of the richest deposits of dinosaur fossils in the world? Explore the prehistoric past with our world-famous paleontologists. Build your own fossils, learn about fossil preservation and excavation, analyze dinosaur trackways, and visit our exclusive fossil collections.

  1. July 16-20
  2. July 23-27

Nature Juniors

Dates

Love nature? Learn about biology and earth science topics like insects, animals, plants, rocks, and minerals. Explore campus, observe science in the river valley, and visit our museums and collections while learning about a variety of nature-focused science topics.

  1. July 3-6 (FULL)
  2. Aug 7-10 (FULL)

Space Juniors

Dates

A great way to launch into the out-of-this-world field of space science. Learn all about the solar system, space rocks, space exploration, robotics, and more.

  1. July 9-13 (FULL)
  2. July 16-20
  3. Aug 13-17 (FULL)

Going into Grades 5-6 (In Fall 2018)

CHANGE Adventure and Nature Explorers Combo Camp *New* (Full-Day Combo Camp)

Dates

In partnership with CHANGE Adventure Camp, the Faculty of Science is offering a full-day combination camp for grades 5-6. For half the day, learn about nature science on campus with our science camp leaders by visiting museums and labs and by participating in hands-on science activities. During the other half of the time, experience outdoor play, activities that focus on interaction with nature, and the development of new knowledge and skills with CHANGE Adventure camp leaders.

  1. July 9-13

Computing Science Explorers

Dates

Learn how to make animated programs and interactive games on the computer to share with others. Discover the world of web design, program robots in action, and create your own web apps that are playable on mobile devices. 

  1. July 3-6 (FULL)
  2. July 16-20 (All Girls) (FULL) 
  3. Aug 7-10 (FULL)
  4. Aug 20-24 (FULL)

Digital Creation Explorers *New*

Dates

Unleash your creativity using the computer. In this camp you will learn to use digital paint tools, 3D modeling tools, program robots with markers, exploring virtual reality, creating animated stories, and more.  

  1. July 16-20 (FULL)
  2. July 23-27 (FULL)
  3. Aug 13-17 (FULL)

Forensic Explorers

Dates

Do you love mysteries? Learn how science can help solve mysteries and crimes. Understand what makes you unique by studying fingerprints, handwriting, and more. Collect and record evidence at a mock crime scene and combine science techniques with your deduction skills to crack the case.

  1. July 9-13 (FULL)
  2. July 16-20 (FULL)

Minecraft Explorers

Dates

Anything you imagine, you can build. Minecraft newbies and experts alike will learn about custom blocks and circuits, science in Minecraft, farming, and pixel art. Work together to solve challenges, and build your own community within Minecraft.

  1. July 3-6 (FULL)
  2. July 23-27 (FULL)
  3. Aug 7-10 (All Girls) (FULL)
  4. Aug 13-17 (FULL)

Nature Explorers *New*

Dates

Dive deeper into the world of nature science. Visit museums and collections focused on aquatics, animals, paleontology, earth science, and more. Participate in hands-on experiments and games inside and outside.

  1. July 30-Aug 3

Robotics Explorers

Dates

Program a robot, and learn how to control its sense of touch, vision, movement, and hearing. Using Lego EV3 technology, teams of two work together to accomplish challenges that test logic and creativity.

  1. July 3-6 (FULL)
  2. Aug 7-10 (FULL)

Space Explorers

Dates

Explore space science concepts through activities in hands-on rocketry, meteorites and crater impacts, spectral analysis, the power of the sun, astronaut safety, and space landers. 

  1. July 23-27 (FULL)
  2. July 30-Aug 4

Going into Grades 7-8 (In Fall 2018)

Computing Science Challengers

Dates

Upgrade your computing skills. Using a variety of tools, software, and computing languages, you will learn about the diverse world of computing science. Students will be challenged by computing concepts such as computer programming, 3D design, and animation. Interact with emerging technology such as Arduinos, create your own web page, and much more.  

  1. July 9-13 (FULL)
  2. July 23-27 (FULL)
  3. July 30-Aug 3 (FULL)

Game Design Challengers

Dates

Design and build your own video game by learning how to use game design tools such as Scratch, Kodu, Game Maker, Twine, and more. Create artwork, design characters, learn about storytelling in games, program interactive elements, and create a game to take home.

  1. July 16-20 (FULL)
  2. July 23-27 (All Girls)
  3. Aug 13-17 (FULL)
  4. Aug 20-24 (FULL)

Minecraft Challengers

Dates

Want to learn how to use Minecraft in different and creative ways? Take your skills and creativity to the next level by using Minecraft to create your own worlds and games using custom characters and much more.  

  1. July 9-13
  2. July 16-20
  3. July 30-Aug 3
  4. Aug 20-24 (FULL)

Nature Challengers *New*

Dates

Look at nature under the microscope. In this camp, you with collect and view specimens while exploring a variety of biological science topics. Visit museums and collections focused on researching nature sciences.  

  1. July 3-6
  2. Aug 7-10

Space Challengers

Dates

Get up close with meteorites from our collection, build and design your own model rockets, test virtual rockets with the Kerbal Space Program, practice working at mission control, and much more. Learn about space science through opportunities in hands-on exploration, discovery, and critical thinking.

  1. July 3-6
  2. Aug 7-10 (FULL)

Going into Grades 9-11 (In Fall 2018)

Computing Science Innovators

Dates

Will you be the next computing science innovator? Learn more about computing science through hands-on programming, 3D design, Arduinos, and more. No computing experience necessary. 

  1. July 9-13 (FULL)
  2. July 30-Aug 3 (FULL)

Game Design Innovators

Dates

Interested in designing interactive computer games? Design and create interactive stories using ScriptEase II, Kodu, Game Maker and other tools. These student-friendly tools allow campers with or without programming experience to create games. Learn about game development concepts and character design, use 3D design tools, and much more.

  1. July 3-6
  2. Aug 7-10 (FULL)